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Toddler in triathlon fundraising drive
Thursday 3rd April 2014

A remarkable Rhyl toddler has taken part in a mini triathlon to thank the nursing staff that cared for her after she sustained a serious leg injury.

Mili Davies was just 21 months old when she was rushed to Ysbyty Glan Clwyd’s Accident & Emergency Department after fracturing her femur in a fall at the family home in March last year.

The brave tot spent a month on the hospital’s Children’s Ward, where Mum Anne said the care she received was ‘exceptional’.

Mili with Minnie Mouse  Mili in hospital with toys

Last week Mili celebrated a return to full health by taking part in a sponsored mini triathlon with her brother Evan, 6, and cousin Gracie, 5, to raise money for the hospital’s Children’s Ward.

The challenge saw the youngsters cycle from Rhyl Arena to the town’s Splashpoint, before jogging to the Rhyl Leisure Centre, where they finished their challenge in the swimming pool.

“The staff on the Children’s Ward were fantastic and did a brilliant job of keeping a restless 21 month old entertained” explained Mili’s Mum, Anne.

 “We wanted to raise some money to give something back to the Children’s Ward following the fantastic care Mili received,” she added.

The money raised will help fund a piece of specialist equipment for very small children that have sustained leg injuries, as well as toys and games for the Children’s Ward’s Playroom.

“This is something which is very close to my heart. To see a smile on Mili's face while playing with toys after being in such a lot of pain and having sleepless nights made a huge difference,” said Anne.

Children’s Ward Manager Cara Roberts thanked the Davies family for their fundraising efforts, she added:

“Donations made through our NHS Charity, Awyr Las, are vital to helping us improve the experience of the children in our care. Mili was extremely brave during her month’s stay with us, and we’re all thrilled that she’s made a full recovery.”

 

Mili,Gracie and Evan